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The troubled dream of genetic medicine : ethnicity and innovation in Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell disease

Author: Keith Wailoo; Stephen Gregory Pemberton
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
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Annotation Why do racial and ethnic controversies become attached, as they often do, to discussions of modern genetics? How do theories about genetic difference become entangled with political debates about cultural and group differences in America? Such issues are a conspicuous part of the histories of three hereditary diseases: Tay-Sachs, commonly identified with Jewish Americans; cystic fibrosis, often labeled a  Read more...
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Wailoo, Keith.
Troubled dream of genetic medicine.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005021184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Wailoo; Stephen Gregory Pemberton
ISBN: 9780801889363 0801889367
OCLC Number: 232160429
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: History of Science and Technology 2007 (United States)
Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: History of Science and Technology 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)
Contents: Ethnic symbols in conflicted times --
Eradicating a "Jewish gene": promises and pitfalls in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease --
Risky business in white America: gene therapy and other ventures in the treatment of cystic fibrosis --
A perilous lottery for the Black family: sickle cells, social justice, and the new therapeutic gamble --
Dreams amid diversity.
Responsibility: Keith Wailoo and Stephen Pemberton.
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